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Break

A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: Crash.

Break

1. A sudden, unexpected change in a security's price or in a market's value. While a break could indicate either upward or downward change, the connotation is negative. Especially on the futures market, a break means a steep decline in price, usually the result of a natural disaster affecting the underlying.

2. Less frequently, break refers to a discrepancy in a brokerage's accounting books.

break

1. A sharp price decline in a particular security or in the market as a whole. A break usually occurs when unexpected negative information is made public and investors rush to sell. Also called market break.
2. A discrepancy on the books of a brokerage firm.

break

1. To dissolve an underwriting syndicate.
2. See bust.
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The man was taken to University Hospital in Coventry where he was said to be in a serious condition with a broken back and a bleed to the brain.
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Delgado fought back from a break down in the second set to level at 3-3 but was again broken back immediately by Safin, who closed out the match in one hour and 14 minutes.
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THE doctor who failed to spot Baby P's broken back two days before his death broke her silence yesterday.
Glover suffered a broken back in the crash and was hospitalized for more than three weeks before he was released and arrested, officials said.
The shares have also broken back below their 10-day and 20-day moving averages and are being pulled back toward their 20-week trendline at the 12 level.
EUR/USD EUR/USD - The market has once again broken back above the 20-Day SMA on Wednesday and could finally be ready for a close above the indicator that has capped on a close basis since early January.
David, 33, survived a horror smash in which his hire car rolled into a motorway ditch leaving him with a broken back.
LeMar was pronounced dead at the scene, and Glover suffered a broken back in the crash, Shapiro said.
Turning to the security's technical picture, SLB has broken back above its 10-day moving average, but must still tackle resistance at its declining 20-day moving average.
But missing triple evidence of a broken back is a remarkable level of incompetence.